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Ying Wang and Chia-Huei Wu

Print publication date: 2021

Print ISBN-13: 9781529207552

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2021

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781529207552.001.0001

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Intentional Personality Change: Individual Agency in Change and Interventions for Change

Intentional Personality Change: Individual Agency in Change and Interventions for Change

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(p.63) Four Intentional Personality Change: Individual Agency in Change and Interventions for Change
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Work and Personality Change
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Ying Wang

Chia-Huei Wu

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781529207552.003.0004

This chapter focuses on an emerging domain, that is, how personality can be changed in a more active and intentional manner. It starts from reviewing key factors in individuals’ agency in this volitional change process, such as having goals and desires for change, and the importance of self-regulation in sustaining change. Then, it reviews existing, despite sparse, literature on effective interventions in facilitating personality change, and presents theoretical underpinning that enables the design and delivery of effective interventions. Example programs are discussed so as to offer researchers and practitioners concrete knowledge about how such interventions work. Finally, this chapter discusses additional considerations in the intervention design and shed light on future research.

Keywords:   Goal, Motivation, Practice, self-regulation, self-directed change, intervention, training, coaching

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